[RFC PATCH 05/17] ARM: kernel: save/restore kernel IF
santosh.shilimkar at ti.com
Mon Jul 11 16:09:45 EDT 2011
On 7/11/2011 12:19 PM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:51:00AM -0700, Colin Cross wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux
>> <linux at arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 03:00:47PM +0100, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
>>>> Well, short answer is no. On SMP we do need to save CPU registers
>>>> but if just one single cpu is shutdown L2 is still on.
>>>> cpu_suspend saves regs on the stack that has to be cleaned from
>>>> L2 before shutting a CPU down which make things more complicated than
>>>> they should.
>>> Hang on. Please explain something to me here. You've mentioned a few
>>> times that cpu_suspend() can't be used because of the L2 cache. Why
>>> is this the case?
>>> OMAP appears to have code in its sleep path - which has been converted
>>> to cpu_suspend() support - to deal with the L2 issues.
>> OMAP is very different, because it doesn't use cpu_suspend. It saves
>> it's state to SAR ram, which is mapped uncached, which avoids L2
> I'm afraid your information is out of date. See:
I think the confusion is OMAP3 and OMAP4. Colin was talking about OMAP4
which isn't merged in mainline yet where as you were referring OMAP3
clean-ups happened recently.
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